Trade Quotes - the easiest way to get a quote from a network of approved carriers
Trade Quotes allows a shipper to request a price to move a vehicle from a closed network of approved suppliers. This is very useful when you have a out of contract move and are not sure of how much the move will cost or who can move the vehicle in the time frames required. This is a closed bid process as carriers cannot see what other carriers have bid. Trade Quotes is not about getting the cheapest price or driving prices down, its about matching free capacity to demand at a price set by the carriers involved. Once a quote is accepted it is automatically allocated to the carrier and removed from the network.
|1||Create 1 or more Networks of approved carriers.|
|2||Allocate the load to the network.|
|3||Carrier places a "bid" against the load.|
|4||Shipper evaluates bids and accepts a price.|
|5||Carrier is informed that they have been successful.|
|6||Load is removed from the network|
|7||Carrier delivers load as per your contracted terms.|
What software do I need to access the web Portal?
vinDEMAND runs in any modern web browser. The site looks its best in Google Chrome but it is also supported in Internet Explorer (compatibility mode) and Safari.
Is there a limit to the number of carriers I can have?
You can use as many or as few carriers as you like in a Smart Network.
Is there a limit to the number of networks I can have?
You can use as many Smart Networks as you like and however you like. You can could create them based on geography, capability or if you like them or not.
Is there a limit to the number of users I can have?
There are no limits on how many users that you have on the system.
Can I import or save customers or places I go to make data input easier?
You can import data into the system and save data for reuse at a later date to help speed up the process of data entry
Can I export data out of the system?
We make all data collected available to you so that you can export data into your systems for billing, auditing, updating etc.
Can customers input data for me?
You can give your customers direct access to the system to allow them to input data and view collected data.
Is the data stored and backed up?
All data is stored and backed up in a highly secure hosting facility. No customer or user has direct access to the data or databases. vinDELIVER is hosted at www.rackspace.com, a world leader in cloud and managed hosting services.
Can I get the data into my system?
Using the vinDELIVER API all data can be transferred from a Shippers system and into a Carriers system.